Jason Waite and Lian Yang were featured speakers at the event “International Trade Seminar: Anti-globalization Scenario and WTO Restrictions to Industrial Policies” organized by Demarest Advogados and Alston & Bird LLP. The seminar involved foreign experts and representatives from trade associations and the private sector to discuss topics currently relevant to international trade.
Jason presented on two panels. The first panel, “Brazilian Exports in an Anti-globalization Scenario,” focused on the alternatives to defend the Brazilian industry from anti-dumping and countervailing measures applied by the U.S. and EU, especially the ways to restart and increase exports to these markets in the current anti-globalization scenario, as well as the alternatives to minimize the imposition of trade remedies against Brazilian exports. The second panel, “Compliance and Trade Facilitation,” discussed the measures adopted by Brazil to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, especially the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program and the Single Window for Trade Purposes. This panel also covered the U.S. CT-PAT program, comparing it to the Brazilian AEO program, and the application of the U.S. export controls to Brazilian companies.
Lian presented on the panel “China as a Market Economy,” which discussed the measures adopted by the U.S. and EU in view of the expiration of Article 15(a)(iii) of China’s Protocol of Accession to the WTO as well as the WTO dispute started by China against the EU.